Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former Indian skipper, is counted among the finest cricketing talents produced by the Indian soil. Playing a total of 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is, the calm cricketer turned out to be one of the biggest match winners.
Recently, former Indian paceman Ashish Nehra delved deep into the reasons of Dhoni’s success. Nehra believes that Dhoni grabbed on the opportunities with both hands and better than his contemporaries. He particularly talked about his first International century which he struck against Pakistan in Visakhapatnam and called the knock a game-changer for Dhoni.
The veteran of 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 27 T20Is added that Dhoni had an unwavering self-confidence which also allowed him to stay calm under pressure. After that game, India lost the next 4 matches to give Pakistan 6-match series 4-2, but that ODI series unleashed a player which had the ingredients to become a superstar of future. Moreover, Nehra revealed that Dhoni was behind in terms of wicket-keeping, but overall he was a better package than any other wicket-keeper of that time.